Foreigners in awe at stunning view of Mount Kavulungan, Kaohsiung

Stunning photo of Mount Kavulungan in Kaohsiung City. (Photo courtesy of @taiwancitytalk/Facebook)

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Foreigners visiting for the first time are usually surprised by the beauty of Taiwan, which is fairly small but has many hidden gems.

Reddit user u/AberRosario recently shared one of them — a stunning photo from Facebook Group “City Talk” of a view overlooking Kaohsiung, with Mount Kavulungan, also known as Mount Beidawu (北大武山), as its backdrop.

The Fuji Mountain-like image was well received by social media users with many asking the location and the name of the building situated smack-dab in the center of the photo.

Enthusiastic Reddit users quickly explained that the building is actually the Chang-gu World Trade Center (長谷世貿聯合國大樓), more commonly known as the “Grand 50 Tower” among Taiwanese.

The spectacular photo also garnered responses from locals claiming that the photo of their hometown brought back great memories, though they lamented the fact that the mountains aren’t usually visible because of the air pollution.

The photo has led many foreigners to express interest in visiting the city and climbing Mount Kavulungan someday, after learning from Taiwanese Reddit users that its unusual name comes from the Paiwan aborigine language.